McKinsey & Company Build and Battle Robots in SF Team Build
An SF Team Build high in the downtown San Francisco skyline, looking down at the Transamerica Pyramid, featured a group of 11 people from McKinsey and Company building robots and battling with robots. McKinsey and Company is known for high performing individuals and this event was no exception.
Three teams competed to build the robot faster than each other and for the world record. We recommend team sizes of 5-7 people so McKinsey had the option of building two robots. They went for the bigger build challenge, and therefore had one team with only three people, and two teams with only four people. Nonetheless, all three teams built their robots in above average times of less than 45 minutes, including the winning team pictured above with a stunning three person time of 42:10 (forty two minutes and ten seconds).
Building the robot is a combination of both getting each part correct and combining the parts in the most efficient manner. Whereas the former requires great individual attention, the latter is purely a teamwork challenge. This team showed exceptional teamwork skills in addition to having exceptional individuals. Not only did they build their robot faster, they built it with an impressive level of quality.
Their robot held the lead in the battle competition with the most points for three rounds, until Team 17 flipped them in the fourth round and grabbed a slice of victory pie!
Fueled by pizza, and good spirits, our team of three made a comeback in the Last Survivor round by capturing the last and final, last bot standing competition, giving them recency bias as the exhilarated combatants left the arena in the sky!
A huge thank you to McKinsey and Company for a great event, and for inviting us out to work with your folks.Robot Team Building